I don't go by stats, I go by what I hear on the news or see in the National Post or Globe & Mail (who says I don't read liberal biased stuff?)
Better switch back to stats. The news will always show that stuff. You end up with the impression that there are many violent crimes, but in reality, you just see what they covered.
The Stats recold ALL known violents crimes. Then, you look at the crime prorata (crime per 1000 citizen) Than you can see if there is an increase or decrease.
You will probably find that it's pretty stable since 1990.
All the stats can be fount on Statistic canada website.